Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Homemade Wedding Part 4

Erik and the Groomsmen at the rehearsal.
His brother was his Best Man and 2 longtime friends were his Groomsmen.

Meagan and her Bridesmaids.
Her sister was her Matron of Honor and her cousins were her Bridesmaids.

Meagan's Uncle Ron, her Godfather, married the couple. He became a minister online.

The photos I've put on the blog are all from my camera. I don't yet have any photographs of the ceremony itself, or of everyone in their gowns and tuxedos. Don't even have any of my dear hubby with his daughter. But I do have some of the guests sending me photos from their cameras so as I receive those, I'll be able to post them.

Meagan with Holly and me.

Meagan and Erik's First Dance as Mr. and Mrs.

A Homemade Wedding Part 3

The Wedding Cake was made by Meagan's Godmother, Aunt Donna...
she baked the cake at home and decorated it on Saturday morning at the barn.
The celebration was truly a family affair.

Erik's Mom made the Groom's Cake...Star Trek Theme.
Erik's sister put together a slide show of the Bride and Groom
from when they were babies, to when they met in high school, to vacationing this summer.
One special guest was the Art Teacher, Ms Mand,
who intoduced the couple all those years ago while they were still in high school.

The barn was decorated with thousands of lights, grapevine garland and berries.

The ceremony was to be outside...with the Catoctin Mountains in the background...
but a rainy day made that impossible. The ceremony had to be held in the barn itself.

The best man at Holly and Chad's wedding did the catering. He did a fabulous job at a challenging location. Chad's Dad and his wife offered their services as dinner servers and bartenders and we owe them a big Thank You.

A Homemade Wedding Part 2

After the tables were set...the centerpieces were put together.
The hydrangeas from my garden were assembled with curly willow branches in jars.

Center piece on the Bridal Table with the crystal wine glasses.

Flowerpots and Candles outside of the barn door.
Thank goodness I was able to keep them alive all summer.
On Thursday morning I did notice some empty spots in the pots
so I dug up some plants out of the garden to fill in the spots

We had to pop the tents outside the door on Saturday morning...the day of the Wedding...
because there were showers and rain coming our way.
We had many comments about rain on your Wedding Day being a
blessing. If that's the case...the couple are really and truly blessed.

A Homemade Wedding

On Friday morning we arrived at the Lawyer Barn in Thurmont to set up for Meagan and Erik's wedding. Everything for the wedding needed to be brought with, drink, lights, decorations, tablecloths, plates and silverware, flowers, candles, the cake, serving dishes, the equiptment for the music, the grills to cook on...

With the help of lots of relatives who love the Bride and Groom,
the barn started to become the enchanted place the couple wanted it to be.

Erik's parents, my Mom, my two aunts and their husbands,
Meagan's cousins and their significant others,
my other daughter Holly and her husband Chad, Lou and I all set to work.

The younger generation took to stringing the lights...while the old guys watched.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Craft Show

Just thought I'd let folks know about the Fall and Christmas Craft Show being held at the Perry Hall Community Hall. The show dates are November 6th- November 29th. This show has been held twice a year for over 20 years and has a variety of handcrafted and gifty items as well as vintage finds. I've been getting questions about the dates for the fall show so I thought I'd post them here along with directions to the show.

Directions to the Perry Hall Community Hall
From I-95, Take Rt43 west to 1st light, HoneyGo Blvd, make right
Continue to Joppa Rd, make right
Go through traffic circle and make immediate left onto
Gerst Rd Community Hall is on the right.
For info call 410-382-5142

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Baby Toes...

Dylan's little piggies...
Reminds me of the words to the song...
Let them be little 'cuz they're only that for a little while

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Wedding is quickly approaching...

My Youngest Daughter, my Baby, will be getting married in several weeks to her High School Sweetheart. The Dress has been hanging the spare bedroom for a year. The invitations have been sent and responses received. Family, Friends and Loved Ones will be joining us to celebrate the Wedding of these Two Wonderful People. Still so many things to do...

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Sale in My Etsy Shop

I am offering 10% off every item in my Etsy Shop from September 5th- September 10th. Because Etsy doesn't have a way to discount all I will refund your paypal account the difference.

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Witch Is In...

I've been working on some new designs for fall and of course witchy thoughts come to mind.
Is this because I'm working with what I know?
Better ask the Hubby...although the one sign is a tribute to he who can fix anything.
I'll have to see if he can make my broom soar.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Dylan's Real Smile...

Received this photo in my email this morning...Holly titled it a Real Smile because every time she thought he was smiling, I would tell her what my Grandmother Elsie told me about her as an infant. "It's just gas." But now he is smiling when she talks to him. This picture makes me laugh every time I look at it.